SeaLife Adventures Yap 2017

SeaLife Adventures Yap 2017

In June, I was fortunate enough to help run a marine biology camp in Yap for MCC. I had been to Yap before on a dive trip, but I knew this would be a much more profound experience.  The goal of this camp was to educate kids about the ocean and the animals that call it...
Manta Mania 2017

Manta Mania 2017

Yap. Three little letters, one vowel two consonants and rolls off the tongue. Diving there had been on my bucket list for years, much like playing with mantas was a heartfelt desire. I should backtrack a bit. I have jokingly called mantas my “Sea Yeti” for years. Ever...
The Truth About Sharks

The Truth About Sharks

“You’re told your whole life since you were a kid: ‘Sharks are dangerous.’ You’re warned not to go adventuring too far out into the ocean, but then finally… you see the thing you were taught your whole life to fear, and it’s perfect, and it doesn’t want to hurt you,...
Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge

Many people are often afraid of the ocean, rightfully so at times. The strong waves and currents can be ominous but if we are able to look past that we can see how wonderful it can actually be. How harmonious and in sync all the creatures are with their complex...
Revere, Not Fear

Revere, Not Fear

I remember the first time I ever watched Jaws. I was much too young for it, and for weeks afterwards I couldn’t even handle the thought of getting in a bathtub without fear of a giant shark eating me whole. Since the time Jaws premiered in theaters, the media has...
The Most Magical Swim

The Most Magical Swim

I walked along the beach with heavy eyes as the sun started to peek over the horizon, creating an illusion with its rays as it made the once blue water a mixture of pink and orange. I slowly made my way onto the cold morning shores and immediately began to shiver. I...

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